Exemplar Health Care sunflowers are reaching new heights

13 July 2021

Dearnevale sunflower

Earlier in the year we challenged our service users and staff to grow the tallest sunflower before September. Friday was the first check in, and there were lots of brilliant entries and impressive green fingers across Exemplar Health Care!

In height order, the top three winners are:

  • Amanda Gibson and William McCubbin, Meadowcroft, care home in Sutton-in-Ashfield – 203cm
  • Dearnevale, care home in Barnsley – 187cm
  • Tyne Grange, care home in Newscastle upon Tyne -159cm

Congratulations to all of our winners – you’ll receive your vouchers over the next few days.

We’d also like to say a big well done to everyone who took part. Here’s a list of all the entries we received. 

  • Meadowcroft  – 203cm
  • Dearnevale  – 187cm
  • Tyne Grange - 159cm
  • Longley park View – 147cm
  • St Andrew’s Court – 147cm
  • Elisha Pryor – 141cm
  • Fairburn Vale – 121cm
  • Parkside – 109cm
  • Fairburn Vale – 103cm
  • Greenside Court - 93cm, 81cm, 81cm, 76cm, 73cm, 66cm, 78cm
  • Jay Lewis – 66cm
  • Copperfields – 66cm, 63cm, 23cm
  • Ribble View – 41cm

Service user engagement at Exemplar Health Care

Exemplar Health Care is committed to engaging with service users in a variety of meaningful ways, to ensure that each individual is central to decisions about their care and that our care is shaped and guided by the people that receive it.

Our sunflower growing competition was one of the initiatives that our Service User Council decided and organised.

Read more about service user engagement at Exemplar Health Care.

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